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Some universities require that each graduate student have a minor. I wonder whether it is helpful in the long run? For example, if one has PhD in mathematics with a minor in philosophy, would it be helpful to obtain a position in logic in a department of philosophy? [Probably related to this question.]

  • I would guess that very few universities require a minor for a PhD. It does not make sense to have a minor for a degree which is focused on in-depth study of a narrow subject. – Anonymous Physicist Jun 16 at 3:51
  • @AnonymousPhysicist Berkeley CS requires a minor (or at least it did when I got my PhD). – JeffE Jun 16 at 4:17

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